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Monday, May 12, 2014

Mermaid Inspired Upcycle...

The weather has finally been warm enough to paint. This piece is a bamboo slatted table that we picked up at our local auction house awhile back and has been sitting patiently waiting for a makeover. Truth be told it was one of those you just kind of look over because it is hard to imagine what it could be used for. However, on a beautiful weekday I decided to tackle it. I found some paint samples laying around in many shades of blue/greens and decided to give this piece a beach cottage feel. I did a few paint techniques to give it this rustic feel. This table could be used indoor or outdoors.

Here is the before...

After: I painted it in Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore. I actually had Lowes color match it for me it Valspar paint since I was there. I then had some bronzing craft paint and where I sanded the wood down I went over it with a bronzing effect. My mermaid was my inspiration!

It has a very rustic and beachy feel to it that I love! I wish I had a place for it. : (

It took an entire morning and afternoon to paint this beauty but it was such a beautiful day that I didn't mind and my mermaid inspiration sure shun through.

                                                                   Kimberly...Prairie Sisters

Monday, October 21, 2013

Rustic Elegance...An auction find turned to rustic elegance.

Hey guys! You must check out this beautiful dresser Kristy scored at an auction and redid for a client. She used a beautiful shade of a blue/green called Woodlawn Valley Haze. It's one of our favorite colors to use. It came out beautifully but unfortunately we do not have before pictures of the dresser, we forgot that part this time around (oops). However, you must check out this Rustic Elegance.

Check out the cute little surprise on the inside drawers
Isn't she a beauty? Now, don't forget if you are looking for unique piece and can't seem to find what you are looking for we have a variety of furniture waiting to be painted. Give us a shout on our blog, facebook page or email us at and we can customize anything you want.



Thursday, September 26, 2013

From mousey to elegantly chic

Here's the latest piece at Prairie Sisters Chic Boutique. A side table we scored at an auction. She has great curves and lines. I painted and stained the top with several colors of stain. I have done this process before and loved the way it turned out. I painted the tips of the legs white and went over them with stains. Love this little lady. Simple yet full of her own character. You can check her out below...

The Details...

Until Next Time,

Sunday, September 22, 2013

From boring to funky farmhouse upcycle

We're back!!!! Sorry for the delay of posts but we have had a busy summer and what a fantastic summer it was. We have tons of new stuff to share. Kimberly worked on a vintage telephone desk we scored at the auction. It went from boring to funky in a day. Check out the before and after's below...

Sneak Peak...


After...Chickens and Roosters seem to be popular out here in Wyoming so Kimberly found this adorable chicken print from Jo-Ann's Fabric Store and made it into a more modern and funky take on the chicken and rooster phenomenon happening this way.

The Details...

                                                           Until Next Time...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Funky and Fun Repurposed Dressers....

Guess What??? We are back to blogging again. I know it's been a minute but summer has been busy, busy with moving, weddings, vacations, fun events, and other personal matters. We'd like to share with you two dressers we picked up at an auction and repurposed. Kristy made these two fun dressers using fabric and modge podge. They went from blah to fun and fabulous. Check it out!

Sneak Peak...

The before...Just a plain cream colored dresser...nothing special.

Here is the after of the first dresser....Now, A fun and funky dresser in a variety of green, cream, and black flower printed fabrics.

The Second Dresser...Painted drawers in shades of green and blue. The top was done with a vintage car fabric. Take a peek, it's adorable.

These dressers went from ugly cream to pops of color and prints.
Until Next Time,
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

She Thinks Pink!

Hi everyone! It's Kimberly here from Prairie Sisters and I'd like to share with you all a very special project I've had in mind for quite some time now. I had trouble finding a piece worthy enough to let my creation take place. We've had this little white night stand sitting in the back of our storage unit forever. With all the auctions we attend and thrift stores it kinda got lost and over looked. I found it and new that it would be perfect for this project. Here's to the strong women of yesterday, today and all of their tomorrows!

The before....This was a forgotten little night stand sitting in the back of a dark storage shed.

I sanded it down and sprayed a primer on it. I then painted it a white called Snowy Mount from Olympic Paints in a Satin. The drawer I painted Oxford Pink from the Eddie Bauer line in Valspar Satin.

After...I wanted to be creative in a positive way and support a cause, so I decided to go with a pink ribbon stencil effect rather than chevron or stripes. Here's to the strong and the fighters!
The Process..After the first coats of the white and pink I then ruffed up the entire night stand with sand paper. Hand painted the breast cancer ribbon on the top and bottom of the night stand in Oxford pink first. After that had dried I went around the edges with Barely Pink from the PANTONE collection in Valspar/Satin. I then sanded over them for that aged feel. I also painted a ribbon inside the drawer. When that was done I then went over the entire night stand with a Minwax water based coffee tint stain, coated it with Cabot's Semi-Gloss Polyurethane and added a beautiful knob.

 Hand painted pink ribbons for a stencil effect.

I'm really happy with the results. It came out just as I had imagined and supports women fighting everywhere.

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Until Next Time...